Updated 27 Apr 2016

KitchenAid

Artisan Slow Cooker KSC6222

Snapshot: The KitchenAid Artisan Slow Cooker KSC6222’s capacity is a medium 5.7L. How easy is it to use and how well does it cook?

Artisan Slow Cooker KSC6222
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$299

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Test results

Overall score
78
Slow cooking performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Slow cooking chilli beef & beans
?/10
Slow cooking corned beef
?/10

Good points

  • Good result for corned beef.
  • Excellent result for chilli beef.
  • OK to use.
  • Has comprehensive instructions plus recipes.
  • Lid handle is large and doesn’t get hot.
  • Has hinged lid for easy serving with less heat loss.
  • Bowl is dishwasher safe.

But

  • Reasonably heavy.
  • Cooking pan has small handles with no grip (so can be difficult to lift when full).
  • Pan is difficult to clean in a domestic sink.
  • Unit can be difficult to store (it’s large and oval).
  • Bowl edge is exposed during cooking and can become hot.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Corned beef (30%): tested performance on a “low” setting.
Chilli beef and beans (30%): tested performance on a “high” setting.
Ease of use (40%): assessed ease of assembly, storage, controls and cleaning.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$299
Type
Slow cooker

More test results (/10)

Pressure cooking performance
n/a
Pressure cooking lamb shanks
n/a
Pressure cooking chilli beef & beans
n/a
Cooking brown rice
n/a
Cooking jasmine rice
n/a

Specifications

Weight (kg)
6.8
Dimensions - WxHxD (cm)
44 x 30 x 25
Claimed capacity (L)

5.7

Shape
Oval

Features

Auto setting
No
Dishwasher safe
Yes
Sear
No
Steam
No
Warm
Yes
Pressure settings
n/a
Pressure-release valve
n/a

More Info

Note

-

Availability

-

Running costs ($/year)

Slow cooking on “low”
61
Slow cooking on “high”
50
Pressure cooking
n/a